Purcell Preschool offers child care programs from 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM, Monday to Friday, twelve months a year.
We are closed for all Statutory holidays and for two weeks at Christmas per the local school district’s calendar.
Our programs are open to children aged 6 months – 5+ years. We are located in the former Meadowbrook Elementary School and share the building and surrounding campus space with Conseil scolaire francophone (CSF), a French-language elementary school.
We foster and encourage a nurturing, play-based learning environment with natural and opened-ended materials that help promote self-directed learning and interaction. A well-rounded program will be implemented to help support each child’s developmental needs.
Conventional Preschool/Daycare Program
Purcell Preschool offers a blended program of early learning and daycare from 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM, Monday to Friday, twelve months a year. We cultivate a safe, respectful, and engaging environment that creates a foundation for a successful transition to Kindergarten.
Our daily schedule includes ECE-led preschool programming in the morning (8:00 AM – 12:00 PM) and group daycare in the afternoon (12:00 – 5:30 PM). This well-balanced program involves a mix of indoor and outdoor play and learning. It is open to children aged 3 – 5 years.
The goal of this program is engage our early learners in a constructive and supportive manner by cultivating educational opportunities and pursuing learning outcomes that reference and reflect the K-12 curriculum’s Core Competencies.
Forest Preschool Program
Starting in September 2021, Purcell Preschool will be offering an outdoor-oriented program for children aged 4 – 5 years based on the Forest and Nature School (FNS) approach to early learning which puts the child at the centre of their education experience.
The focus of the program is on experiential learning in an outdoor environment. The goal is to enable and empower children with increased confidence, resilience, self-esteem, and independence while cultivating an appreciation for and connection to nature.
This program is being led by a certified Forest and Nature School Practitioner, a Child and Nature Alliance of Canada credential. For more information on their training, see links under image.
For more information on our Forest Preschool Program educators, click here.
Purcell Preschool offers child care for infants and toddlers from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday to Friday, twelve months a year. This program is available to children aged 6 months to 3 years.
The goal of of our program is to nurture and support each’s child’s individual growth and development in preparation for them to transition to our preschool-aged programs.
Our maximum cohort size for this program is 12 children with a maximum ratio of four children to each staff member.
For more information on our Infant-Toddler credentials, click here.